Lorne William Bell Carr - Born July 2, 1910 in Stoughton, Saskatchewan – Died June 9, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta was a professional ice Hockey player in the National Hockey League, International Hockey League and the Pacific Coast Hockey League.
Carr played two seasons of junior Hockey with the Calgary Canadians.
Carr began his professional career in 1930 with the Vancouver Lions of the Pacific Coast Hockey League. He next played for the Buffalo Bisons of the International Hockey League. In 1934 Carr signed with the New York Rangers, where he played 14 games with the Rangers. After one season with the Rangers, Carr signed with the rival New York Americans, scoring 31 points in 48 games in his first season. Carr played seven seasons with the Americans, recording more than 25 points on five occasions.
Carr scored the winning goal in the longest game ever played at Madison Square Garden - a 3-2 victory for the Americans over their cross-city rivals the Rangers in the 4th overtime period on March 27, 1938.
In 1941, Carr was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Red Heron, Nick Knott, Gus Marker and cash. It was with Toronto that he enjoyed his most success as a player, and in 1942-43 he scored 60 points in 50 games and in 1943-44 Carr finished third in the NHL scoring with 36 goals, 38 assists and 74 points.
Carr was an NHL First Team All-Star in both 1943 and 1944.
In 1942 he won his first Stanley Cup Championship, after being down three games to none. Carr contributed both Leaf goals in Game Three, a 5-2 Toronto loss, but the line of Carr, Sweeney Schriner and Billy Taylor was on fire in that final, collecting 21 points in the seven games. In the Stanley Cup championship game seven, Lorne Carr and Billy Taylor assisted on both goals by Sweeney Schriner in Toronto's 3-1 victory.
Carr finished fifth in NHL scoring in 1942-43, earning him selection to the NHL's First All-Star Team. The next season, Carr finished third, collecting career-bests in goals (36), assists (38) and points (74), all the while accumulating just 9 minutes in penalties all season. That season (1943-44), Carr was again chosen to the First All-Star Team.
1944-45 was a highlight season for Carr and the Leafs. For the third straight season, Carr scored 20 or more goals, but more importantly, the Toronto Maple Leafs reached the Stanley Cup final once again, and again, faced the Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup. Toronto went up three games to none with 1-0, 2-0 and 1-0 wins. Lorne was playing rightwing on a line with Gus Bodnar at centre and Sweeney Schriner on the leftwing. The series began to unravel for Toronto in Game 4, played at Maple Leaf Gardens, Detroit edged Toronto 5-3. The Wings then shut out Toronto in consecutive contests: 2-0 and 1-0. It all came down to Game 7 again, and played at Detroit's Olympia. Mel Hill scored for the Maple Leafs in the first, then the second went scoreless. Murray Armstrong tied the game for the Red Wings midway through the third, but with Gordie Howe in the penalty box for crosschecking Gus Bodnar, Babe Pratt scored at 12:14 to put the Maple Leafs up 2-1. The score held, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were crowned Stanley Cup champions for 1945.
During his time at Maple Leaf Gardens, Carr led the Maple Leafs in scoring twice. Carr played in 236 games with the Maple Leafs recording 105 goals and 121 assists for 226 points and 37 penalty minutes.
Carr retired after the 1945-46 campaign, and left the NHL with career totals of 204 goals, 222 assists and 426 points in 580 regular season games, and 19 points in 53 playoff contests.
Inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 2000
Following his retirement, Carr moved to Calgary, Alberta and opened the Amylorne Motel with his wife. The motel featured an 18-hole golf course and a driving range. He also co-owned a Calgary poolroom with Calgary native and former New York American Fred Hergerts.